Tweets from the QCon New York 2016 software development conference indicate the event was notable for its focus on compelling topics, unique presentation ideas, good food and meaningful social interaction. Posts from various attendees' Twitter accounts showed overwhelmingly positive feedback, especially in regard to the topics covered, lessons learned and overall social atmosphere.
Popular topics covered at this year's show included .NET languages -- notably C# and F# -- Java, microservices, proper software testing techniques and API management. Notable presenters included a number of Netflix software developers and engineers, who talked about the unique challenges Netflix faces in terms of API management, cloud management, security and more. The conference also featured an appearance by well-known Microsoft project manager Mads Torgersen, who gave an extensive first look into the new features to be made available in C# 7, such as management of tuples and a revised approach to pattern matching. Sessions also included "Open Spaces," which provided attendees an open forum to discuss particular topics, like microservices and Java development.
Novel presentation ideas included biomedical researcher Evelina Gabasova's demonstration of how F# could be used to quickly, properly and efficiently parse and visualize data. Her demonstration showed how the advanced data parsing techniques and features this language provides helped her determine who the most significant Star Wars character is using publically available versions of the script. One of these significant features is something called type providers, a component that makes it easy to communicate with various sources of information and make them usable as part of your program.
Voices on Twitter indicated attendees went home happy from QCon New York 2016 because of what they learned, the social experience, the location in New York and how the conference was organized. QCon was apparently also a fine dining experience, both from a cuisine and learning perspective, according to tweets from participants.
The conference kicks off on a sunny Monday morning in Brooklyn...
Session speakers teach participants about tools, techniques and philosophies that surround new software and application technologies, including new .NET developments, microservices, API management and testing.
Some interesting presentation ideas...some a little unexpected
It can't be said that there's no one at QCon with a good sense of humor...
Lunch was apparently a hit.
Fantastic conversations at the #qconnewyork 'microservices' lunch table. There is always lots to learn! :-)— Daniel Bryant (@danielbryantuk) June 13, 2016
Tip of the hat to the @qconnewyork organizers, committee, staff, volunteers ! One of the best tech conferences. The best lunches as well.— Chandra V. Guntur (@CGuntur) June 15, 2016
The award for Best Food for a Technical Conference goes to... the envelope please... the winner is #qconnewyork by a wide margin!— Frank Greco (@frankgreco) June 15, 2016
Positive feedback on this year's conference
#QConNewYork has not disappointed - great first day.— Kaimar Karu (@kaimarkaru) June 13, 2016
#qconnewyork great conference so far— Linley Ali (@sennawcf1) June 14, 2016
I love the name tags that emphasize first names her at #qconnewyork. It really helps to connect with people.— Dennis Doomen (@ddoomen) June 14, 2016
These #qconnewyork Open Spaces rock!— Dennis Doomen (@ddoomen) June 13, 2016
First time in New York and Qcon. Each were amazing, but put them together and it's a trip I won't forget. Thx #qconnewyork— Steve Lunsman (@stevelun) June 16, 2016
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